9/11 Families Slam Hearings:

Forty relatives of 9/11 victims are slamming the so-called independent investigation into the Sept. 11 attacks, saying that too many on the panel are using the probe to “grandstand for political gain” in a bid to damage President Bush in an election year.

In an open letter released to the New York Post on Tuesday, the 9/11 relatives blamed the commission for fostering “the incredible notion” that President Bush knew 9/11 was coming and did nothing.

THe letter says in part:

“We believe Dr. Rice when she says that the president ‘would have moved heaven and earth’ to prevent a terrorist attack had he known such an attack on our homeland was imminent. Any suggestion otherwise is incredible and inflammatory.”

The New York Post is running a similar bit, in this morning’s editions.